Crime and Justice Research Training and Development

Summary

Scotland’s distinctive criminal justice system and culture requires specific educational provision, this study will consider the extent to which existing provision meets needs and demands and, in collaboration with relevant bodies, will examine the potential for further developments. One of the first projects to be carried out within SCCJR involved a scoping study of criminal justice research training and development needs. This will provide a national overview of resources and areas for development in increasing the capacity of criminal justice research in Scotland. This includes the co-ordination of information about postgraduate training and the form and accessibility of professional training and development in criminal justice research. This scoping study will consider the potential for developing training resources for postgraduate students and will identify any existing unmet demand for conventional academic and professional training.

The first stage of the study involves the collation of documentary and website information on post-graduate training and criminology/criminal justice research resources. This study aims to be followed up by direct contact with course providers/centre members/other relevant contacts to discuss current provision, identified needs, and general capacity building.  This research was updated in 2018.